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West Bengal: State in Eastern India
West Bengal is a state in the eastern region of India along the Bay of Bengal. With over 91 million inhabitants, it is the fourth-most populous state and the fourteenth-largest state by area in India. Covering an area of 88,752 km2 (34,267 sq mi), it is also the seventh-most populous country subdivision of the world. Part of the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, it borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north. It also borders the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim and Assam. The state capital is Kolkata, the third-largest metropolis, and seventh largest city by population in India. West Bengal includes the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, the Ganges delta, the Rarh region and the coastal Sundarbans. The state's main ethnic group are the Bengalis, with the Bengali Hindus forming the demographic majority.

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Left trade unions block railway track in Bengal against Centre's new labour laws [Video]

Left trade unions block railway track in Bengal against Centre's new labour laws

The members of Left trade union blocked railway track at Belgharia station in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district. They are protesting against Centre's new labour and farm laws on November 26. A..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:51Published
6 rescued, 2 missing after vessel carrying trucks capsized in Malda [Video]

6 rescued, 2 missing after vessel carrying trucks capsized in Malda

Six people were rescued and two others went missing after a vessel carrying eight trucks capsized in Ganga river in Malda district of West Bengal on night of November 23. According to Malda's Zilla..

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Chhath Puja 2020: Devotees offer prayers at West Bengal ghats [Video]

Chhath Puja 2020: Devotees offer prayers at West Bengal ghats

The four-day long 'Chhath Puja' concluded on November 21. To celebrate the festival, devotees gathered at ghats in WB's Asansol. They offered prayers and performed 'Chhath Puja' rituals. On the last..

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Watch: Bihar, Bengal CM celebrate Chhath Puja; devotees at ghats [Video]

Watch: Bihar, Bengal CM celebrate Chhath Puja; devotees at ghats

Thousands of devotees assembled at Assi Ghat on Friday in Varanasi to celebrate Chhath Puja. People were seen wearing traditional attires and offered prayers at the ghats. This year, the festival is..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 01:41Published
'Will win elections with majority of over 200 seats in WB': Babul Supriyo [Video]

'Will win elections with majority of over 200 seats in WB': Babul Supriyo

As assembly polls in West Bengal near, Union Minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo expressed confidence over party's chances to win in the state. "The people of West Bengal are with us. If Mamata Didi..

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23rd Jan must be declared as 'Patriot's Day': SC Bose's grand-nephew [Video]

23rd Jan must be declared as 'Patriot's Day': SC Bose's grand-nephew

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to PM Narendra Modi to declare 23rd January, the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, as a national holiday and "take decisive steps..

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'Separate politics from law and order': WB Governor on political violence [Video]

'Separate politics from law and order': WB Governor on political violence

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar hit out at state government over the law and order situation in the state and said that officers want to become artillery and infantry of the political machinery...

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BJP worker found dead in WB's Cooch Behar [Video]

BJP worker found dead in WB's Cooch Behar

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker was found dead in West Bengal's Cooch Behar. Family of the deceased alleges that he was killed by TMC goons. Police have denied political angle in the case.

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:10Published
India saw more COVID recoveries than confirmed cases in last 45 days: Govt [Video]

India saw more COVID recoveries than confirmed cases in last 45 days: Govt

In the last 45 days, the total number of COVID-19 recovered cases has increased and the number of active cases has decreased in the country, informed Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary of Health Ministry while..

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HT Explains: Modi magic helps BJP reassert its dominance in Bihar & beyond [Video]

HT Explains: Modi magic helps BJP reassert its dominance in Bihar & beyond

After the electoral setbacks in Maharashtra and Jharkhand, many had predicted that the BJP’s dominance in national politics was waning. Protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act, the farm related..

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Watch: Smoke billows as fire breaks out in oil mill in WB [Video]

Watch: Smoke billows as fire breaks out in oil mill in WB

Smoke billowed as fire broke out in an oil mill in Bardhaman town of the Purba Bardhaman district of West Bengal on November 16. The flames have been doused off now. No casualties or injuries were..

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CM Mamata pays last respects to actor Soumitra Chatterjee [Video]

CM Mamata pays last respects to actor Soumitra Chatterjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid last respects to actor Soumitra Chatterjee, at Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata on November 15. Chatterjee, aged 85, passed away on Sunday afternoon. He was..

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Fire breaks out at shanties in WB's Asansol [Video]

Fire breaks out at shanties in WB's Asansol

A fire broke out at shanties near Tapsi Baba mod in West Bengal's Asansol on November 14. Fire tenders reached the spot and it was later doused. No casualties have been reported.

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Kali Puja: Devotees offer prayers in Kolkata [Video]

Kali Puja: Devotees offer prayers in Kolkata

As Diwali festivities began, devotees thronged temples to offer prayers. Devotees flocked to Kali Ghat in Kolkata. 5-day Kali Puja commenced today. Kali Puja is majorly observed in States of West..

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Mamata Banerjee attacks Amit Shah at Bankura event, says lunch with tribal family is a photo op

The CM of Bengal alleged that Amit Shah had not eaten the food prepared by the tribal family, and the food was brought from outside.
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Covid: Positivity rates show Himachal, Delhi as hotspots

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Chhath Puja 2020: Calcutta HC refuses to entertain Bengal govt's review petition, no festivities at Subhas Sarovar

The court has refused to allow the Chhath Puja rituals at Subhas Sarobar in the eastern part of Kolkata, rejecting a modification application by the West Bengal government.
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A hub of terrorists and anti-nationals, situation in Bengal worse than Kashmir: Dilip Ghosh


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BJP not in favour of President's rule, not sure if violence and murders in Bengal will lead to it : State party chief Dilip Ghosh


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Bengal BJP chief greeted with black flags at Alipurduar, stones hurled at his convoy

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Covid-19: India performed better than any big developed country: Harsh Vardhan

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Lal Bhatia and his team install sanitary napkin vending machines in schools & colleges of West Bengal

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Income Tax Department conducts searches in West Bengal, unearths more than Rs 150-crore bogus investments

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